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Drupal 7 Business Solutions

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Drupal 7 Business Solutions

Overview of this book

You can use the Drupal 7 content management system to build a small business website quickly. You may add blogs, images, maps, e-commerce, social application integration, and more to your site to connect with your customers and make more money from your business. Drupal 7 Business Solutions will give you hands-on practical tutorials on how to build a rich and dynamic website for your business quickly using one of the most popular tools in open source. You'll start by adding blogs and images to your website. Then you'll learn how to add a VIP section to your site so that you can give your logged in users special discounts and other VIP freebies. Next, you will learn to send your customers e-mail newsletters and show them a dynamic events calendar. The book will then teach you to add e-commerce to your site so you can sell your products online. You'll add YouTube videos and Google maps to help enhance your business site. You will then learn to incorporate feedback mechanisms for your customers. The book also explains how to maintain your site, upgrade it, and continue adding dynamic content to it.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Drupal 7 Business Solutions
About the Authors
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Congratulations! We have covered a lot of ground in this chapter, but we now know how to leverage the power of Drupal to create the core pages and menus of your website. You also learned how to enable and install contributed modules. The techniques that you have learned in this chapter can be applied to a wide range of websites and will probably be used in every website that you create with Drupal.

In the forthcoming chapters, we will continue to enhance the Artisan Bakers Collective website with new functionality. Although we will be using more advanced techniques in the future chapters, we will continue to refer back to many of the techniques you have learned in this chapter, especially:

  • Installing and configuring contributed and custom modules

  • Creating new pages

  • Creating menus

  • Creating dynamic lists of content

  • Organizing blocks of content on our site

  • Creating dynamic layouts of content

As you have seen in this chapter, Drupal makes creating and maintaining a site fun, and frees you from...